Can coreutils' pr do what util-linux's column can do:

The column utility formats its input into multiple columns. The util support three modes:

  • columns are filled before rows This is the default mode (required by backward compatibility).

  • rows are filled before columns This mode is enabled by option -x, --fillrows

  • table Determine the number of columns the input contains and create a table. This mode is enabled by option -t, --table and columns formatting is possible to modify by --table-* options. Use this mode if not sure.

Is it correct that pr -t can do the same thing as column -t in the last mode?

Can pr do the same thing as the first two modes of column?


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